Former KPZ convicted for sexually abusing a female inmate, an employee

MILWAUKEE — A former corrections officer at the Milwaukee County Jail has been sentenced to three years in prison for sexually assaulting an inmate and another jail employee.

Gilberto Fernandez-Rosa was found guilty of two crimes. After three years behind bars, he will serve three years on probation.

The attacks took place from 2020 to 2021.

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According to the criminal complaint, a Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office detective assigned to the case describes the first victim, an inmate at the jail, reported that Fernandez-Rosa made sexually charged comments toward her over a two-month period.

The complaint alleges that the comments escalated when the guard on two occasions exposed himself and touched her inappropriately without permission. During the latest attack, Fernandez-Rosa told the victim, “You know if you say something what’s going to happen [sic]”, the complaint states.

A guard also assaulted an employee at the jail, according to the complaint, when Fernandez-Rosa was sitting at her workstation and making numerous sexually charged comments. She told him to leave. He then exposed himself and grabbed her, making sexually inappropriate comments, prosecutors say.

Both victims did not consent, according to the complaint.

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